Pantami, Danbatta, Others Bag 2022 Afritech Awards
The Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH) has given special honours to Professor Isa Ibrahim Ali (Pantami), Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, and Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Prof. Pantami was awarded the Digital Economy Hero of the Year in recognition of his resilience and leadership excellence in leading to Nigeria’s digital economy progress including the National Identity Database, Commercial 5G Rollout, enactment of the Nigeria Startup Act, and the global branding his personality brought to Nigeria as the Chairman of UN-WSIS 2022.
Similarly, Prof. Danbatta bagged the 5G Core Leadership Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership in the African Telecommunications industry, especially his outstanding performance during the cause of the commercial 5G launch in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) received the ‘Best Digital Economy Project of the Year Award’ for its regulatory excellence and transparent processes leading to the commercial 5G launch in Nigeria.
Africa Tech Alliance Forum awards ceremony aims to celebrate and reward companies and individuals on the African continent that have demonstrated excellence in the areas of innovative product/service development, and policy/regulations, amongst other areas.
Other special honourees at the award ceremony held during AfriTECH 2.0 are; Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, Director General, National Information Technology Agency (NITDA), Onyinye Ikenna-Emeka, General Manager, Fixed Broadband, MTN Nigeria, and Dr. Ruth Oji, Faculty Member, Institute of Humanities, Pan-Atlantic University (PAU), Lagos.